A Single Unmatched Stone

A single unmatched stone

Author: Thomas H. Troeger
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 A single unmatched stone
the boilers hurled aside
holds up the church alone -
its cornerstone and pride.
The symmetry the builders planned
was altered by another's hand.

2 A single faithful act
that healed a man once lame
the temple priests attacked
for bearing Jesus' name.
The righteous heart, the rigid mind
to God's new work were deaf and blind.

3 A single deed or word
of truth or peace or grace
not seen before or heard
is difficult to face.
Help us, O God, by faith to see
what seems a threat may set us free.

Source: Singing the New Testament #120

Author: Thomas H. Troeger

Professor Thomas H. Troeger is ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and as a minister in the Presbyterian Church. He has written 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship. He studied at Yale University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Dickinson College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is also a poet whose work appears in many hymnals. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A single unmatched stone
Title: A Single Unmatched Stone
Author: Thomas H. Troeger
Language: English
Copyright: © 1985 Oxford Universtiy Press, Inc.



James Vernon Lee (b. Hove, Sussex, England, 1892; d. Southampton, England, 1959) originally composed EASTVIEW for the text "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" for his mother's eightieth birthday. Lee was an officer in the Brighton Battalion of the Boys' Brigade from 1910 to 1914. After service in the Britis…

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Singing the New Testament #120

Worship (3rd ed.) #574

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